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The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Health and Well Being$
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Cynthia Franklin, Mary Beth Harris, and Paula Allen-Meares

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195370591

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370591.001.0001

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Effective Management of Obesity for School Children

Effective Management of Obesity for School Children

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(p.131) 9 Effective Management of Obesity for School Children
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The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Health and Well Being
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Reshma B. Naidoo

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370591.003.0009

This chapter discusses the Obesity Management Program (OMP), a school-based weight loss and behavioral modification program for overweight and obese individuals. The OMP is an individual therapy, and the school-based segment can be modified for groups. This multipronged program focuses on developing a healthy lifestyle that facilitates weight loss. Skills are introduced gradually over a 14-week period and are reinforced at home and school until the child/adolescent is able to practice them without assistance.

Keywords:   school-aged children, obesity, school-based intervention, Obesity Management Program, weight loss program, behavioral modification

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